Contracts that are designated DOD ESI agreements and include the DOD ESI terms and conditions.
COTS software products and related services that have obtained a full Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) applicable under the following categories: IT Utility & Security, Modeling & Simulation, Multimedia & Design, and Program & Development.
DOD Enterprise Software Initiative
The DOD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) is an official DOD initiative sponsored by the DOD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead in the establishment and management of enterprise COTS IT agreements, assets, and policies. DOD ESI lowers the total cost of ownership across the DOD, Coast Guard and Intelligence Communities for commercial software, IT hardware, and services. Click here for more information on the DOD ESI.
License Tracker for Software (LTS)
Pursuant to Army goals to streamline acquisitions and generate significant cost avoidance in software procurements through centrally negotiated and purchased Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) software for use across the Enterprise, the Army currently has several Enterprise License Agreements (ELAs). In order to deliver improved efficiencies while reducing management overhead costs for the ELAs, the Product Lead, Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (PL CHESS) has established a License Tracker for Software to centrally manage some of these agreements.
Certificate of Networthiness
IAW AR 25-1, paragraph 6-3(c) activities must obtain a Certificate of Networthiness (CON) before connecting hardware/software to the LWN. This section covers the products on the CON list and the requirements for submitting a CON.